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The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region XI. Within EMS Region XI, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region XI EMS MDC.

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  • Medic-CE Receives Accreditation for Fire Continuing Education in the State of Florida

    LEHI, Utah—July 16, 2018—Medic-CE, a leading provider of accredited online continuing education for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and fire professionals, is pleased to announce that its firefighter continuing education program has been accredited by the Florida State Fire College. This accreditation provides more options for firefighters in Florida to earn... Read more »
  • Philadelphia Conference Focuses on EMT Safety and Violence

    Published: July 16, 2018 - 6:36 pm

    www.phillyvoice.com / Photo by THOM CARROLL via PHILLYVOICE A group of about 50 EMS officials will gather at Drexel University to develop a system-level checklist designed to better protect firefighters and paramedics. Fire Departments in Philadelphia, Chicago and San Diego will be the first to implement it later this year. Read more... Read more »
  • FDA Drug Shortages Task Force Applauded by EMS Physicians

    Published: July 16, 2018 - 4:06 pm

    Last week the Food and Drug Administration announced the formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force aimed at alleviating nationwide shortages of life-saving drugs. The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and other medical groups representing physicians and medical professionals across the country are throwing their support behind the new FDA... Read more »
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